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Genuine HMRC contact and recognising phishing emails and texts

Genuine HMRC contact and recognising phishing emails and texts

HMRC have warned about a sophisticated new scam where fraudsters, posing as the taxman, demand you pay back tax or face punitive fines. They are using the busy Christmas period when many people are also mindful of the coming 31 January self-assessment deadline coming to scam unsuspecting people into handing over thousands of pounds. HMRC … Continued

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Budget 2018: Business reaction to the ‘something for everyone’ Budget

Budget 2018: Business reaction to the ‘something for everyone’ Budget

Liverpool city region professionals say there are a number of positives in Philip Hammond’s Budget including a renewed commitment to the Northern Powerhouse. Tony McDonough of Liverpool Business News reports Peter Taaffe, managing partner of BWM   Business leaders, both in the Liverpool city region and across the UK have offered a cautious welcome to Philip … Continued

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Making Tax Digital for VAT Guidance Issued

Making Tax Digital for VAT Guidance Issued

HMRC have now issued their detailed guidance on the digital record keeping and return requirements for Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT. VAT Notice 700/22 clarifies that spreadsheets may still be used to keep business records provided that there is bridging software that links to the Government gateway. There will however be a one year … Continued

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Company car advisory fuel rates from 1 December 2017

Company car advisory fuel rates from 1 December 2017

HMRC has published revised advisory fuel rates for company cars, applying from 1 September 2017. The rates are to be used only where employers either reimburse employees for business travel in their company cars, or require employees to repay the cost of fuel used for private travel. These rates apply from 1 December 2017. You … Continued

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Trustees’ Week: 13-17 November 2017 – How You Can Offer Your Skills

Trustees’ Week: 13-17 November 2017 – How You Can Offer Your Skills

We all have issues that we feel strongly about – it might be homelessness, or cancer, or heart disease – maybe it’s animal cruelty or a local hospice. Often we feel we want to offer a contribution and make a difference but we don’t know how. Charities are frequently on the lookout for help – … Continued

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BWM Shortlisted for the FSB Merseyside, West Cheshire & Wigan Business Awards

BWM Shortlisted for the FSB Merseyside, West Cheshire & Wigan Business Awards

The team at BWM are delighted to have been shortlisted for Professional Services Business of the Year in the FSB (The Federation of Small Businesses) Merseyside, West Cheshire & Wigan Business Awards 2017. The award recognises professional services business which: Have increased or maintained sales during the past 12 months Deliver a high quality service … Continued

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Double Win for BWM at the 2017 MIB Awards

Double Win for BWM at the 2017 MIB Awards

Win for BWM and Peter Taaffe in the Merseyside Independent Business Awards 2017 BWM are delighted to have been successful in two categories in the Merseyside Independent Business awards, now in its 5th year, is the only ceremony in the region to celebrate the achievements of independent businesses. The Awards were set up by Morecrofts Solicitors … Continued

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Buy-to-let Regulations Fuel Rent Rises

Buy-to-let Regulations Fuel Rent Rises

Landlords are increasing rent prices due to the recent introduction of buy-to-let tax regulations, according to a study. Estate agent Your Move analysed rental prices on around 20,000 properties and found the average rent in England and Wales rose by 3.1% in the past year to £874. The rise in rental prices can be attributed … Continued

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Finance Bill 2017-19 Round-Up

Finance Bill 2017-19 Round-Up

The government has published Finance Bill 2017-19, containing a number of changes that will affect both savers and investors. Many of the measures in the Bill were expected in April 2017 but were withdrawn due to the snap general election, which took place on 8 June 2017. Most of them have now been reinstated with … Continued

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Sole Traders Exposed to Cash Crises

Sole Traders Exposed to Cash Crises

Nearly half (41%) of self-employed people struggle to save any money each month, leaving them exposed to financial problems. Insurer LV= surveyed 9,495 self-employed workers and found one in three could not survive for more than three months if they lost their income. Nearly two thirds (62%) of respondents said monthly bills eat up the … Continued